Domaine Kreydenweiss ‘Les Grimaudes’ Costières de Nîmes 2017
Vinification: Hand-harvested Carignan and Cinsault from 50 year-old vines, 15-day maceration and natural fermentation without additions, 12 months aging in barrel, bottled unfiltered with 20 mg/l of sulphites.
Character: ‘Les Grimaudes’ is the wine made by Marc’s wife Emanuelle Kreydenweiss and counts as the easy- and early drinking cuvée at their Southern domain. It still a very dark wine bursting with savoury blackcurrant, plum, violet, spice and roast game aroma’s, but you’ll find your body opens up to it very easily. On the palate it is juicy and deep with smooth tannins and a nice bit of freshness. A delicous red wine to drink alongside rustic comfort food like cassoulet, roast (game) sausages with lentils or lamb shoulder with lots of garlic and herbs. Was also voted ‘best match’ at our most recent Boeuf Bourguignon Tasting, beating some very expensive bottles of red Bugundy.
In 1999 Alsatian icon Marc Kreydenweiss purchased two neighbouring domains in Manduel (Costieres de Nimes). He had the ambition to apply his biodynamic know-how to a Southern terroir and make red wines from old vine Carignan and Cinsault. In 2007 Marc moved there permanently, leaving his son Antoine to run the domain in Alsace.